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Governor Markell Announces Nomination of Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, Ph.D. to Serve as Secretary of Labor

Date Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Labor Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

Governor Markell announced the nomination of respected educator and human resources expert Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, Ph.D. to serve as Delaware’s next Secretary of Labor.




Governor Markell Statement on President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

Governor Markell issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address.




Delaware Competes Act Filed

Date Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2016
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

HB 235, known as the Delaware Competes Act and sponsored by leadership of both the Democratic and Republican parties of the House and Senate, was introduced in advance of the commencement of the 2016 General Assembly.




Statement by Governor Markell on Death of Former Democratic Party Chairman Samuel Shipley

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Categories:  Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

The Governor extended his deepest sympathies to the family of Samuel Shipley, a former chairman of the Delaware Democratic Party.




One Hero at a Time: Update on Delaware’s Challenge to House Homeless Veterans

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Categories:  DSHA

On any given night, 100 Veterans in Delaware are homeless. For seven years, Henry Smith was one of them. An honorably discharged Veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Smith lived off and on in rooming houses and in 2015 was referred by the Wilmington VA Medical Center to Connections’ VA-funded Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. SSVF provides a range of supportive services and assistance to help Veterans secure housing stability. He entered the program on November 5, 2015 and was housed on December 3. “After being homeless for seven years, I thought housing was impossible,” said Mr. Smith. “My apartment is quiet, clean, and well-kept. Connections worked hard to establish a rapport with the landlord, and I hope more vets get the opportunity to be housed.”





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